Luidia clathrata
Family Luidiidae

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Abundance: very common Distribution: inner shelf to shelf edge (10-100m)

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Dorsal (left) and ventral views: Arms of this specimen are approximately 6 cm.

Left: Dorsal detail showing the broad, flattened arms with scale-like plates. Plate sizes are
greatest along the arm edges, where they are arranged in rows the length of the arms.
Right: Pointed tube feet (without suckers) are shown extending from the ambulacral groove.

Arms are bordered by a fringe of white spines, 1 spine/plate.

Luidia clathrata is a common species on the
southeast U.S. continental shelf.

An arm is budding, or regenerating,
on this juvenile specimen.